Rally wheel restoration

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by racenu, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    any recommendations on where to get a set of 70 rally wheels restored? Thanks Gordon
  2. roadrunnernz

    roadrunnernz Gold Level Contributor

  3. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Good info^^^^
  4. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Ok that’s great, thanks
  5. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Works for me, try it again.

  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I'm getting site not found also,..how much did they charge for a set?

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Site works for me too. Here's their phone # if anyone wants to call and ask bout the cost to restore a set of Buick wheels. If you find out, please post it here as I'm curious too.

  8. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    i just got off the phone with Rally America and they Do Not do steel Rally wheels any more other than riviera wheels and wire wheels???
    he gave me name of 2 other companies, Wheel Smith and Stockton Wheel. I am calling them now to see if they can do them. gordon
  9. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    i talked to these guys and they can do them , cut apart, strip, rechrome and weld back together ~$455 per wheel. U paint the centers. i have another lead also...
  10. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    $455 per wheel? Did you mention you had a 455 GS before they gave you a quote? LOl
  11. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Well we have a good machinist in our shop and we are going to try cut apart a sacrificial wheel in the lathe to see if we can restore a wheel and get it back together. Wish me luck... Gordon
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  12. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    UNDERDOG350 used to perform this upgrade to replace the rim shells and he did a great job. Did 6 wheels for me.
  13. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    The wheels I have are original to the gsx so we want to keep the original shells with correct date codes.
  14. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Progress 20190912_121314.jpg

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  15. OZGS455

    OZGS455 Oh what a wonderful day!

    I had my rear wheels cut apart on a lathe by Dragway Wheels Australia, they then sourced 10 inch rim bands, had them chrome plated and then welded them back together,
    All up cost $1005 Aussie dollars.
  16. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    shipping would kill me to deliver to Australia. I would like to go there someday but not to get car parts lol.
  17. OZGS455

    OZGS455 Oh what a wonderful day!

    I wasnt reccomending you do mate.
    Though have you looked at the exchange rate lately??
    Its very much in your favour!
    Ship in an actual ship and bring a car to and youd clean up!
    Youd have transport here for when you got here, and do well enough on the sale to pay for your trip.
    Not as crazy as you think.
  18. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Our Canadian dollar is taking a beating against the American buck, I’ll look into your currency, thanks.

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